at Chabad Cambodia
Pesach: April 22-30, 2024
Message from the Rabbi

3,336 years ago we came out of Egypt, but the journey isn't over. As long as we haven't reached the promised land, we are still exiting Egypt. Each of us has to go out of his/her Egypt, meaning limitations, on a day-to-day basis. Once a year we also commemorate the actual time in which we have began this journey.

Most important is the Shmurah Matzah. Shmura Matza is the "food of faith" and "food of healing". We all need healing, preventative hopefully. We will do our best so that each and every one of you will get Shmurah Matzah for both seders wherever you may be, whether here in Phnom Penh, greater Cambodia or out of country. Please let me know ASAP. I will find a way to get it to you! If you know of anyone whom I don’t know of, or I might not know of, please bring to it my attention.

The Shmurah Matzah should be eaten on the first evening (April 22, 2024) after nightfall and again the following night.

Below is our Pesach schedule.

Wishing you a Kosher and Happy Passover!
Rabbi Bentzion Butman

P.S. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns, I am here for you!

Community Seder
Join us for a Passover Seder you will remember for a lifetime!
First Seder: Monday, April 22, 6:00pm at Sunflower Ballroom of Himawari Hotel.

6:00 pm - Reception and candle lighting.

7:00 pm - program begins (with Kiddush).

Second Seder: Tuesday, April 23, 7:30pm. At the social hall on 2nd floor of Chabad.
Details: Relive the exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a community Seder complete with hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, wine and a wonderful dinner spiced with unique traditional customs.
Service Schedule
Monday - April 22nd
Eat Chametz until: 9:53am
Burn your chametz before: 10:56am
Candle lighting time: 5:55pm
First Seder: 6:00pm
Tuesday - April 23rd

Morning Services: 10:00am followed by Kiddush and festive meal

Evening Services: 7:00pm. Counting the Omer.
Candle lighting after 6:45pm from a pre-existing flame
Second Seder: 7:30pm

While the first large seder will cover the basics for a large and diverse crowd, the 2nd seder is home style and is aimed for more traditional and thorough way of the Seder. Questions and personal thoughts & memories are most welcome!

Wednesday - April 24th
Morning Services: 10:00am followed by Kiddush and festive meal
Shabbat Candle lighting at 5:54pm from a pre-existing flame
Chol Hamoed

Thursday - April 25

Our kitchen will provide food from 9 am until 7 pm. We may have minyans. Please contact us if you are interested.

Friday - April 26

Our kitchen will provide food from 9 am until 2 pm.
Candle ligting 5:55pm followed by Kabbalat Shabbat, Kiddush and Dinner

Saturday - April 27

Shchrit at 10:00am followed by Kiddush and Shabbat meal.

Sunday - April 28 שביעי של פסח
Candle lighting time: 5:56pm
Arvit 6:40pm
Kiddush and dinner: 6:55pm
Monday - April 29
Morning Services: 10:00am followed by Kiddush and festive meal

Candle lighting after 6:46pm from a pre-existing flame
Arvit: 7:00pm
Kiddush and dinner: 7:15pm 
Tuesday - April 30 אחרון של פסח
Morning Services: 10:00am
Yizkor: 12:00pm followed by Kiddush and festive meal

Moshiach Seuda-Meal: 5:00pm in the Rabbi's house.
Yom Tov ends at 6:45 pm. Chametz is permitted. However, please allow 30 mintues for re-purchase of the Chametz sold by the Rabbi on your behalf.
Sell your chametz
Use this online form to sell your chametz for Passover.
Any chametz left undisposed of must be sold to a non-Jew. Since there are many legal intricacies involved in this sale, a Rabbi acts as our agent both to sell the chametz to the non-Jew on the morning before Passover and also to buy it back the evening after Passover ends. Use this online form to quickly delegate a Rabbi to sell your chametz for you.

In case you are in Cambodia, I will be more than happy to sell the non-Kosher-for-Passover food of yours to a non-Jew on your behalf. Just fill up this form. If you are not in Cambodia, it is better that you sell your Chametz with your local Rabbi (as your hours of Pesach are different). I will be happy to put you in touch with him.

Order Matzah
Traditional handmade Shmurah Matzah is recommended for Seder use.
Shmurah means watched, and it is an apt description of this matzah, the ingredients of which (the flour and water) are watched from the moment of harvesting and drawing.
Shmurah matzot are round, kneaded and shaped by hand, and are similar to the matzot that were baked by the Children of Israel as they left Egypt. It is thus fitting to use Shmurah Matzah on each of the two Seder nights for the matzot of the Seder plate.
Order your matzah today!
Meal of Moshiach
Tueday, April 30, 5:00 pm (starting with Mincha) at the Butman's residence
Just when you thought you had seen it all! This day, the final day of Passover, emphasizes an even higher Freedom! It is dedicated to our imminent and final redemption.
Following the custom of the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chassidism, Passover concludes with a "Feast of Moshiach." This festive meal complete with Matzah and, yes, four cups of wine, begins before sunset. It is the perfect way to spiritually take leave of Passover and open our consciousness to the upcoming redemption.
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